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America through the eyes of North Korea: North Korean Propaganda.

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posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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The other day, I ran across this website with pictures that were commissioned by the North Korean government as propaganda. I thought it was interesting, as it allows us to see how the North Koreans view Americans. I think it's safe to say that this is only the tip of the ice-berg, thus if war ever evolved in the region, I doubt that the North Koreans would simply surrender. When you are viewing these pictures, try to put yourself in the shoes of these people. They are raised with this very idea. In fact, I'm sure that whenever the term America is ever uttered by a North Korean, it's images like these that are conjured up in their minds. If you were raised to believe this and to also believe that your "dear leader" is a sort of demi-god, then I think it's safe to say that you aren't going to give up so easily. Anyway, it's interesting to get a peak into the minds of North Koreans, when it comes to how they view America.

I have to warn everyone that these images are graphic and viewer discretion in highly advised. Now, without further adieu, I present to you "Americans, from the eyes of North Korea".

 
































At the end of WWII when we beat the Japanese and moved in to occupy, many civilians were killing themselves because of the propaganda they recieved from their government, regarding "barbaric Americans". Unfortunately, the Japanese weren't brainwashed anywhere near the level of the North koreans and the indoctrination wasn't nearly as heavy either. It's just something to think about.

Now before people try to say, "well America does torture and kill innocent civilians", the vast majority of our military would never, ever do such a thing, nor would the majority of our civilian population. Sure, there are a few bad apples, just like with anything, though I'm willing to bet that when compared to many other countries, our military is far more merciful. Furthermore, torture and murder aren't policies of the US military, so much as the CIA and the influences that have taken over control. I think it's safe to say, even by the standards of "America-haters", that this propaganda doesn't represent America.



--airspoon




posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:22 PM
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The problem is that "we" propagandize too. Do any of us really know what it is like in North Korea? Sure we hear stories from defectors, but they are not the best sources of unbaised information. We have seen some hidden camera footage, but how do we know it is real? Because BBC and CNN said so? Yet we see so many buying into it, and I think we would see the same thing if North Korea were to attack a western country; peoplenever surrendering, wanting to kill all the "dirty pinko commies."



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:28 PM
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I don't think anyone would suggest that we don't also propagandize, but it is up to the "free-thinker" to sift through what is real and what isn't.

I think it's safe to say that the North Koreans are being mislead by a seemingly retarded (down-syndrome) "dear leader". There have been many people, to include at least semi-objective observers to "tour" North Korea and come back with their stories.

Regardless, this thread is about North Korean propaganda, something that people don't get too see all that often. If you want American propaganda, you can go here or here. I can;t tell you how many times that I hear people say something to the affect that war with North Korea would see droves of people surrendering. I highly doubt that would be the case.


--airspoon



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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reply to post by airspoon
 


No, i seriously doubt it too. I completely agree with you. Sorry to go off-topic



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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reply to post by airspoon
 


Actually I prefer some of their newer stuff.

Seems a bit more colorful.



















posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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reply to post by airspoon
 


Full size versions

trinixy.ru...



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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reply to post by SLAYER69
 


Meh, it doesn't have the same "zing" to it.



I'm not sure when the pictures were "crafted" but apparently they are still in use.





--airspoon


 



reply to post by aivlas
 


I appreciate that
. Although that isn't the site I got them from (a Chinese site), I don't have the source, as I downloaded the pictures from work.

--airspoon









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posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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The new stuff is definitely better quality. It looks much more Chinese oriented though.



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 03:59 PM
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It is a good idea that should the day come America has to move in..we carpet bomb the north with simple pamphlets of our own propaganda...this was a problem in WW2 as mentioned with the suicide rate going rampant because the americans were coming to eat you

Give the civilians time to pause before offing themselves when they see us tanks rolling into their village and simply see what happens..then you will end up getting people behind the movement once they aren't tortured endlessly and eaten or whatever they are feeding to the population



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:04 PM
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While I agree, I don't think that by simpling dropping our own propaganda would be that effective, if at all. These people have been brainwashed from birth, apparently to a degree never seen before. North Korea is like a cult, with their brand of communism, "Juche".


--airspoon



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:12 PM
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When I was in about 5th grade I became obsessed with a book I found in the school library.Every time I could manage to get to the library with few people around I would look at it. It was a large book with art protraying WWII. It was graphic and looking back I wonder today why it was in an elementary school library. The first group of art the OP posted reminds me very much of what I saw only reversed. It was the Japanese in the place of the American people. Wow this really brought up some old feelings - I think the first group of images shows the anguish and reaches more into the personality of the victims tho I know its propoganda.

I am a female (babyboomer) and my Father was a WWII Purple Heart vet - he told me many stories of the war so I have always had an interest. He lost his legs and his best friend died next to him. Sad are the stories of war - RIP all soldiers and victims of war.
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posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by airspoon
reply to post by SaturnFX
 


While I agree, I don't think that by simpling dropping our own propaganda would be that effective, if at all. These people have been brainwashed from birth, apparently to a degree never seen before. North Korea is like a cult, with their brand of communism, "Juche".


--airspoon



It wont be a final solution, no...but it may help out some give that few minute hesitation..long enough to decide where it is going to go.

Perhaps more bombing runs..not just papers, but perhaps food, clothing, ipods, etc...and some eloquently written shorts of how the people are to be free and make their choice of leaders verses have a family control their every move.

America is fantastic at propaganda and turning nations against their leaders..they just suck at controlling where it goes once they do turn the tides (as shown).
It would be best to strike in, then immediately bring in help from south korea to manage a smooth voting process and constitution as America simply backs out all together.

But frankly, the west needs to stay back overall..I don't know. I was very against Iraq right from the get go. it was absolutely stupid. NK however I could be persuaded easier so long as China was neutral and wouldn't try to defend the change...but it needs to be a united korea from the south, not a popup US government installed



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:16 PM
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I think - based on many of your previous anti-America and anti-U.S. military posts - that just perhaps you are trying to play a rather clever game of "reverse psychology" wih this thread.

You get to again try and portray the U.S. and it's military in a bad light, while pretending to be saying just the opposite.





posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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This is how leftists generally portray America, not just North Koreans. Look at any left-leaning website or book and you`ll see America portrayed as the root of all evil, an agressor.
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posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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reply to post by airspoon
 


No worries, got to love tineye.



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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I challenge you to find a single thread -or post even- authored by me that is anti-American. I'm sure I'm far more patriotic than you. Let me ask you, what have you given up for your country, other than ignorance? It is ignorance and the very anti-thesis of the American way to not question your government. Furthermore, America is the people and Constitution, not the government.

Maybe if you wake up out of your ignorant stupor, you wouldn't be so foolish to blindly support a politician over this country. In fact, it is ignorance such as that, which has caused my beloved country the problems that she is now facing.

I have given far more to my country -not any politician- that you could ever muster. Why don't you go find some other country, such as North Korea, where they do worship the politicians. That way, you will quit having everyone else pull the weight for you.


What have you ever done for this country, other than fail our founding fathers and the responsibility left for us, by them, to constantly qurestion government and be ever vigilant against tyranny and the subversion of our Constitution? It is you who is anti-American, as the American way is not worship politicians, especially politicians who ignore our Constitution.

As a soldier, I took an oath to uphold my Constitution and as an American, I intend to do just that, as opposed to blindly following any politician who would rather ignore it.

--airspoon
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posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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Aren't those pictures from the book of personal art that Jane Fonda published a while back?
Line 2.



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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reply to post by airspoon
 


But here's the deal Airspoon.

The stuff you've posted shows the US as the aggressor [Albeit exaggerated] and it would find sympathy with some who do see the US just like that. Which would justify aggressive action by North Korea in a seemingly [Defensive] justified manner. However the North Korean Propaganda I posted shows them not being "Defensive" it shows them smashing Washington DC and or hitting the US in North America.

What exactly are they trying to convey?



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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very good art work and with a point. is it true that the japanese also believed that americans were cannibals? i heard that somewhere.



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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Any North Korean could easily see this as a fake a portrayal, the people all look healthy and well fed.

Everyone in North Korea (the people) are starving, very thin and sickly looking.

Fascinating images nonetheless.



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